Safety car ending ‘made no sense’

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This brings us to the tip of in the present day. Tomorrow my colleague Stephan Elen will lead this level with a brand new quantity. Have an awesome Tuesday and see you there!


Villeneuve: Alpi ought to get Dukhan

Gasly? De Vries? Jacques Villeneuve has a very totally different concept! “Why not take an opportunity on Doohan and see what occurs?” – the Canadian mentioned on the air of “F1 TV”. Jack Doohan is an Alpine teenager and will likely be competing in Formula 2 this yr.

“He has schooling, for one [Motorrad-]A champion as a father,” Villeneuve remembers, explaining, “It’s like that [Carlos] Sainz: They have the correct angle to go at a excessive stage and never break below stress.”

On the opposite hand, he finds the curiosity in Gasly “bizarre”, explaining: “You have a French driver. […] He is below contract and you need to transfer mountains to get him. It would not make sense.”

“Also, Gasly hasn’t had a very good season up to now,” he says, including that one other downside is that he and Ocon don’t love one another. The 1997 world champion considers the younger driver Dukhan determination.

The Australian completed second in Formula 3 in 2021 and received three races in Formula 2 this yr and was P4 within the championship forward of the season finale in Abu Dhabi.


Ocon: The security car will let you rating factors

Speaking of grid penalties: Ocon additionally had one at Monza. Unlike Hamilton, Sainz and Perez, he could not shake it off on Sunday. It was an “thrilling” race, stories the Frenchman.

“Initially we have been behind the Astons,” he explains. After the pit cease, they have been behind, however by then the “prepare” of quicker vehicles was “eight to seven seconds” away.

“I closed the hole and the safety car got here,” he shrugs. And that was the tip of his race. “Tarkin was there,” he emphasizes. But the protection car meant he had no likelihood of scoring one other level.

He completed the race in a thankless eleventh place.


Brundle: Penalty chaos should lastly cease

After Monza, many followers have been upset in regards to the finish of the race. Analyst Martin Brundle is worried a couple of utterly totally different concern: grid fines. In his article for “Heaven”, he writes: “This is an unacceptable scenario.”

On Saturday, the principle line-up needed to wait “a number of hours”, and on Sunday, followers on the monitor and on TV generally didn’t know which driver had began from which place.

“We want options right here as a result of it makes Formula 1 look dangerous,” he mentioned, explaining that groups may very well be allowed extra engines per yr or face different penalties, corresponding to monetary penalties.

But as you realize, the subject isn’t new…


Russell: “On paper” Singapore is healthier for Mercedes

Prior to the weekend in Italy, Mercedes had suspected a troublesome weekend at Monza. George Russell explains that the following race in Singapore will likely be very totally different.

“On paper, Singapore ought to go well with our car,” he factors out, however on the identical time: “If we have a look at avenue circuits like Monaco or Azerbaijan, our car could not deal with the collisions.”

So not “too positive” he may be within the entrance row in Singapore. “But we’ve got to push and enhance the car. I’m glad we’ve got a transparent route now,” Russell mentioned.

However, Singapore may very well be a small piñata for the Silver Arrows.

12:47 p.m

Hekkinen: That’s why Ferrari had a tough time

Carlos Sainz not too long ago defined that he’s extra crucial of Ferrari than different groups. Mika Hekkinen agrees with the Spaniard. In the Unibet article, he writes: “Ferrari is at all times below loads of stress.”

It is “distinctive” as a result of the Scuderia is “one in every of a sort [italienische] The nationwide staff, – explains Hekkinen. – It can’t be simple for the administration and the drivers, – believes the two-time world champion.

You have fixed “further stress” that different groups haven’t got. And the most recent statements of the pinnacle of Ferrari, John Elkann, would enhance this stress much more.

Ferrari waited 14 years for the title of world champion in Formula 1. Kimi Raikkonen’s final driver’s title was 15 years in the past.

12:28 p.m

Alpine has introduced a brand new undercarriage for Singapore

Let’s give attention to the technical aspect. Alpine has introduced a brand new chassis, not only for 2023, however for the race in Singapore!

Alan Perman reveals, “For Singapore, we’ve got a brand new decrease hull that takes a giant step ahead in downforce.” Because of this, he hopes that the zero at Monza was simply an “exit”.

“We’ll get again to the place we must be,” he declares confidently, explaining that he is “particularly” wanting ahead to Singapore and Suzuka. Alpine appears to have likelihood there.

In the world championship, McLaren not too long ago climbed 18 factors within the battle for P4 in Italy.

12:07 p.m

McLaren: 2023 car ‘not an entire revolution’

McLaren needs to return to the highest of Formula 1 within the medium time period. However, in 2022, we’re removed from that. Team boss Andreas Seidl insists that not every part will go away till 2023.

“Of course, for the reason that technical rules stay the identical, it won’t be an entire revolution,” he says in regards to the new car. However, additionally it is clear that he needs to take “huge steps” ahead.

“The groups in entrance are greater than a second quicker,” admits Seidl, including: “We have a transparent understanding of which areas we need to tackle and which areas of our car we’re happy with.”

So at the least in 2023 you need to cut back the above distinction.


There is little selection on the catwalk

Apart from the drivers of the highest three groups, solely Lando Norris has reached the rostrum at Imola this season. If it stays like this, Formula 1 would set a brand new damaging document this yr.

There have been years up to now the place solely seven totally different drivers have reached the rostrum (most not too long ago in 2017 and 2018). However, there have been few seasonal competitions at the moment.

If no driver completed on the rostrum within the remaining six races, the range on the rostrum would by no means be lower than this yr.

For comparability: 13 totally different drivers have been on the rostrum in 2020 and 2021 – nearly twice as many. By the best way, you’ll be able to learn every part from our big database!


Domenicali brings the Reverse Cage again to the desk

In current years, races with a reverse beginning grid have been mentioned repeatedly. But that hasn’t occurred to this point since most groups are towards it. Stefano Domenicali brings this concept again to the desk.

In an interview with Corriere della Sera, the Formula 1 boss explains that he’s fascinated by “loads of issues” for the time being. “Lots of people are towards it,” he says, referring to races with reverse grids. However, it emphasizes the benefits.

In the previous, you’ve got seen “overtaking maneuvers” when quicker vehicles are compelled to observe behind. Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton battled their manner by means of the sphere in simply the weekend at Monza.

For the sake of the followers, you need to take into consideration issues like that, explains Domenicali. Let’s wait and see if the concept takes off this time – or finally ends up disappearing again into the drawer.


Alpine check for Hertha

It isn’t but recognized whether or not Colton Hertha will get an excellent license. But what the American will get is a check within the Alps. The present plan is to let him drive a classic car round Budapest.

In the Alps itself, Hertha isn’t on the checklist for 2023. But it’s recognized that the French are hoping to signal Pierre Gasly. Red Bull are solely keen to let him go if they’ll get him as a alternative for Hertha.

Whether it really works relies upon totally on the at the moment unavailable tremendous license. By the best way, Nick de Vries also can take part within the check. Maybe there is a plan B for Alpi if Gasly would not work out…?


New race engineer for Kevin Magnussen

We reported right here that Kevin Magnussen was getting a brand new race engineer. Now we all know who will change Ed Regan. It’s an previous acquaintance: Mark Slade.

Slade has beforehand labored for Renault, Mercedes or McLaren and will likely be on the pit wall from Singapore. Magnussen teamed up with Dominic Haynes within the triple header.

Now a everlasting successor to Regan has been discovered.

    ~Mark Slade~

10:30 a.m

Ferrari: No downside with tire put on

At Monza, the Scuderia once more struggled with worse tire put on than Red Bull. However, Jock Clear mentioned: “I do not suppose we’ve got a tire put on downside.”

“There have been races this yr the place the tire put on was not good. However, in different races our tire put on was superb,” mentioned Clear, citing Spielberg for instance.

The bulls had extra bother on this area and in the long run Charles Leclerc prevailed. It’s at all times “a really, very high-quality stability,” Clear explains. But there’s no elementary downside.

10:08 a.m

13 years in the past in the present day…

…Rubens Barrichello received the 2009 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. His victory was historic in some ways. On the one hand, it was the eighth and final victory within the quick historical past of the Brawn staff.

On the opposite hand, it was Barrichello’s eleventh and closing victory in his Formula 1 profession, and thus the Brazilian’s closing victory within the premier class. A protracted dry spell for the as soon as profitable Brazil.

Ever since Emerson Fittipaldi achieved Brazil’s first-class victory in 1970, he had not waited greater than seven years (between 1993 and 2000). It’s been 13 years…

Rubens Barrichello ~ Rubens Barrichello ~


Wolf: The way forward for Mercedes de Vries won’t be affected

Closely related to Dutch Mercedes. But Toto Wolff notes that there’s no longer any official reference to the Stuttgarters. “Nick was an official Mercedes driver till we left Formula E a couple of weeks in the past,” explains Wolff.

“We haven’t got a administration contract with him and we won’t affect his profession,” explains Wolff, “We know him very effectively.” That’s why Wolff de Vries is holding his fingers crossed for the Formula 1 cockpit in 2023.

However, there’s no enterprise relationship between the 2 events.

9:31 a.m

Verstappen’s historic victory

Verstappen’s victory at Monza was historic because it was the primary time within the historical past of the premier class {that a} driver had received three races in three weeks at three totally different racetracks.

Verstappen has additionally received three consecutive races in 2021 with three wins. However, at the moment two of the three Grands Prix have been held in Austria, because the earlier yr two races had been held in Spielberg.

And so, as soon as once more within the historical past of the Dutchman, who received at Spa, Zandvoort and Monza in three weeks …

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